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Moerlein Lager House

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Wed, 12/12
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Lager House Wings
Buffalo, chipotle BBQ, Thai garlic sauce or wicked
Soft Pretzel
Served with beer cheese and spicy mustard
Spicy Garlic Shrimp
In chili garlic butter over grilled baguette
Flash fried and tossed in red chili aioli
The heritage of Cincinnati's storied brewing history comes alive along the banks of the Ohio River at this world-class restaurant and brewery. Prominently situated in the dynamic Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other—a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand-carved sandwiches, and smoked rotisserie meats… foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Contemporary
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Looked forward to a nice date by the river with my SO but the waiter was not attentive to us while he was all over the floor and visiting other tables. (But he was not overly busy as the restaurant wasn’t full and many other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 90step
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious and servers were very nice. We stopped in for a drink one night and had a nice view (but in a dimly lit room) and the drinks were good. We made reservations for dinner a few hours after the game and were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mdc0424
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard a lot about this place so decided to go there before leaving town; it’s a really cool set up, good location and atmosphere. The food was good, not great, the beer was good, not great, I was expecting a lot more.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 230jaimees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Friday, the busy day after Thanksgiving, my family and I went to the Moerlein Lager House for a delicious brunch. It was a festive occasion, the place was packed full of others also there to enjoy Moerlein's excellent cuisine and beer. I have been...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank greenmountaingrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is expansive, the views of the stadium and the park are wonderful, the service is friendly... and our food tasted great, too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lday209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had fish and chips and it had way too much batter. But there were 12 of us and all eleven others in the party had superb food and couldn't have been happier. Next time I'll order a different entree because I know all other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maughanm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brew pubs seem to be all the rage, and it is getting hard for one to stand out from the crowd, but Moerlein Lager House made a good try. Every brew pub seems to have something that detracts ... this time it was the hop-phobic...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OscarPhilips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Perfect downtown location. Views were nice with windows all around, the food and beer were delicious. We had two young children and a stroller and they were very accommodating.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank danielleboard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here after the river walk. Great welcome and sevice. Beer selection was extensive. If you cannot find a beer you like here, then you do not like beer. View of river was outstanding. Only had the meat tray and soup, but the people around...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maxbaldwin2017
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a busy Saturday, during college football games.From the moment we arrived and until we left I can't say enough about how great our experience was. Our food was so good and our selection of beer was quite impressive. We will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Maureen S
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Cincybearcatfan | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage under/adjacent to. Make sure you park in section A as that will take you right up next to the lager house.
June 29, 2015|
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Response from CincyChicka | Reviewed this property |
As long as you can get the private room and it's an appropriate size for your group, yes absolutely. The main restaurant can get noisy.
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